Last Saturday I was loading some 5.45 into mags and realized I should say a few words on this product.
So, here is a quick unsolicited product endorsement. The Maglula Mag Loader is great. The one in the picture above I bought a good many years ago and has loaded at least 20,000 rounds. It is especially handy when I have loaded 5.45 into C-Products AR mags as they loading them is no where near as smooth as loading .223 into an AR mag.
Operation is as simple as it gets. Slide it on the mag, and rock the lever back and forth as you drop rounds in the front. You can also use it to quickly unload mags by holding the mag tilted down and rocking the lever.
If you load and unload a bunch of AR mags, this really saves wear and tear on the thumbs and fingers. I highly recommend it.
Funny story. I lent the Lula loader in the photo above to my dad for a rifle class he was attending. When he returned from the class, he didn’t want to return the loader. He stated he used it a good bit, and wanted to buy me a new one due to how much he used mine. At that point I let him know that I had used it for over 10,000 rounds of 5.45. Wear is not an issue with this loader. I let him buy his own.